The Abu Dhabi Regulation and Services Bureau requested BUT Dubai (but.ae) to create an interactive concept to showcase their newly launched Waterwise and Powerwise offices and would make their exhibition at the WFES stand out. BUT developed two environmental awareness games, using a Microsoft Kinect device to allow visitors to control the games using gestures.

The games, going by the name “Are you Powerwise?” and “Are you Waterwise?” are staged in separate booths featuring 3 projection screens on which scenes in and around a house are projected to create a 3D immersive reality. The player uses hand gestures to explore the environment and find ways to reduce water and energy waste.

Both scenarios were created in close cooperation with RSB Waterwise and Powerwise to raise awareness with the public about water and energy use in the daily living environment. They target a diverse audience and broad age group. A scoring system ads a competition element and stimulates participants to learn the valuable tips given over the course of the game. Each of 4 game stages has a time limit; every second counts adding a sense of urgency for the player to act now.

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